Monday, January 29, 2018

Make-A-List Monday - A Good Week!

Hi, all!

I had such a great week last week!  The stars aligned and I got so much accomplished - so let's see exactly what happened...

1.  Finish the second t-shirt quilt top.
Done!  Here are both of them (since I don't remember which one I finished first!)

2.  Quilt the second Scrumptious Scraps top.
Done!  You can see a teaser in the Scrumptious Scraps quilt-along button in the right sidebar...

3.  Piece the third Scrumptious Scraps top.
Done!  I really love this top - it was a collaborative effort! (This is just a teaser...)

4.  Quilt at least one of the t-shirt quilts.
I'm so happy to say that this one is DONE!  I was afraid last night that I wouldn't be able to get to this, but I had some luck today and managed to get to it!

5.  Keep cutting up the scraps!
Done!  I think I've developed a new (and good!) habit this month!   Take a look at all the pieces I've cut out of my daily scraps so far this month...

6.  Do a cleaning and re-set in the office so I'm ready for Hands2Help.
Done - and this is why I didn't think I'd get around to quilting the t-shirt quilt this week.  This job ended up taking a lot longer than I thought - probably because I decided to move all the bookcases from one side of the room to the other! But it's done now and I'm really happy with the way it's set up.  it should be a pleasant place to work on all the administrative part of H2H! 

These two pics show the "library" end of the room - a little cramped, but a nice place to sit and read!

And here's my desk area - nicer now by the sunny window!  I still want to hang some mini-quilts on that wall over the desk...

And here's my most recent acquisition - a beautiful old wardrobe (sadly in need of refinishing, but that'll come someday!) that now holds H2H giveaway items and my mailing supplies.

7.  Keep up with any quilt ministry needs that come up.
Done!  We gave away quite a few quilts this week...

This quilt went to a mother whose daughter died unexpectedly...

This quilt went to the 4-year old daughter of that same woman.

This quilt went to a new baby girl!

This quilt went to a woman whose cancer recurred...

This quilt went to a woman who lost her brother.

This quilt went to an elderly gentleman who has been put into hospice care this week.

Whew!  What a busy week!  And this week looks to be busy too.  Here's what's on my schedule in the next few days...

1.  Quilt the second t-shirt quilt.

2.  Make a special quilt for a 2-year old with cystic fibrosis.

3.  Start contacting donors for Hands2Help.

4.  Keep cutting those scraps, and write the Scrap Attack 2018 monthly summary blogpost.

5.  Quilt the third Scrumptious Scraps quilt.

6.  Keep up with any quilt ministry needs that come up.

I think there's something I'm forgetting, but this is certainly enough to keep me busy!

So now the question is - - - what are YOU working on this week?




  1. Hi Sarah. I enjoy reading your blog and tries to read it everytime I receive a prompt (i.e. if I am not too swamped with work). LOL.
    I'd just read your sharing about cutting up your scraps. May I know where to get the containers that you used to keep your cut up scraps? I have lots of scraps and they are everywhere in my room. I need to tidy them up. So whatever suggestions and help I can get is greatly appreciated. Thanks. :)

  2. What a wonderful group of charity Quilts this week. Your room looks very functional now. Wish mine were so neat. Where did you get those divider boxes? They are just perfect. Have a good productive week!

  3. Wow, you have been busy. I did manage some sewing time Saturday. I was able to finish 6 blocks for a string quilt and get the top together minus borders and put a scrappy log cabin top together with sashing. It needs borders as well. Plus I have almost cut up another bag of scraps into usable sizes. Finally making some progress.

    Happy Stitching!

  4. Go, you! Look at that gorgeous studio office! And I'm so tickled that you've created a new habit with cutting up your scraps. I think of you each time I cut mine up now :)

    I have a looming deadline when we leave the country, so my goals this week are to get as many WIPs finished and in the mail as possible. My growing stack of Priority Mail boxes makes me happy!

  5. I'm finally longarm quilting a small quilt for a friend. I found black thread on the machine and couldn't remember what I'd used it on for quite awhile. I was startled to think I hadn't quilted since summer. So much has happened since then though. And boy are my skills rusty! I kept at it though. It will come back.

  6. Your office looks lovely!

    I'm not a blogger, but I am a quilt maker and just to be sure, may I post the H2H logo/button on IG and fb?


    1. Susan, please feel free to post them on IG and FB! (You are a no-reply blogger, so I hope you get this response!)

  7. Is there a pattern or directions for the third scrap quilt?

  8. Great variety of quilts.I love the divided storage box for your cut scraps.


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